Letter: Rotate priests regularly

I was happy to read the Chancery Notice dated Dec 8, 2014, published in CatholicNews, Dec 28, informing that some priests have been assigned to certain parishes.The notice specifically stated a term of six years for three parish priests, perhaps indicating that such term is optimal, or is a marker for future appointments. If so, [...]

Chrism Mass: Anointed With The Oil Of Gladness

Vatican City, 17 April 2014 (VIS) – At 9.30 this morning, in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Holy Chrism Mass which is celebrated today, Holy Thursday, in all Cathedral Churches throughout the world. The Holy Father concelebrated with the Cardinals, Bishops and priests (diocesan and religious) present in Rome. During the Eucharistic [...]

Lone priest shepherds tiny flock of Catholics in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – In the midst of the escalating war in Afghanistan, there is a place of peace for Kabul’s tiny Catholic population.Inside the Italian Embassy compound visitors will find a small white building marked simply with a cross. Its guardian is the shepherd of Kabul, Barnabite Father Giuseppe Moretti.A warm 70-year-old Italian with graying [...]